HAM Exclusive The Gamo Swarm 10X Gen 2 Magazine In Close-Up
This HAM exclusive photo story brings the only close-up details of the Gamo Swarm 10X Gen 2 magazine yet published!
When HAM tested the original Gamo Swarm Maxxim back in 2017, we loved the new, revolutionary 10-shot magazine feed system that was launched with this break barrel air rifle. It worked faultlessly under test, never jamming once.
Of course, the Swarm Maxxim started an industry-wide craze for fast-firing, magazine-fed break barrel air rifles. Since then other models have been announced – such as the Benjamin MagFire and Hatsan SpeedFire.
Like the original Gamo Swarm Maxxim, these guns all have magazine-feeding systems which stand high above the barrel. These significantly block the scope. However, because the magazine and housing is so close to the scope objective lens, it does not appear to intrude into the scope image.
Now Gamo has upped their game with the Swarm 10X Gen 2 magazine system. This had been announced prior to the 2019 SHOT Show. But on the booth the sample gun was securely protected from close examination by a sturdy glass case.
However, thanks to Simon Moore, Managing Director of BSA Guns, HAM is able to bring you these exclusive photos of the Swarm 10X Gen 2 magazine system in close-up!
The Swarm 10X Gen 2 magazine is similar to that of the Gen 1. However, there are some differences, including indication that this is intended for hunting use by Gamo’s colored “use coding”. Green indicates hunting.
The really ingenious part of the Swarm 10X Gen 2 magazine system is that – instead of fitting vertically into its assembly, it sits horizontally. In this way the magazine system sits MUCH lower above the barrel.
This is the Gamo Swarm 10X Gen 2 magazine mechanism it its “rest” position. Firstly we see it without the magazine in place…
…while here it is with the magazine horizontally located in the mechanism.
When the barrel is broken to cock the gun, the Swarm 10X Gen 2 magazine is raised vertically. Then a pellet is pushed into the rear of the barrel. The photo below shows the mechanism in the underside of the magazine system when the barrel is broken.
And here is the mechanism in the open position. You can see that the magazine is now in a vertical orientation.
Very clever! This is also achieved in a housing which looks to be no larger than the original “Gen One” version.
You have to give Gamo a lot of credit for this improvement to what was already a very effective rapid loading magazine system.